More On The Conpanic

More shocking news!!!

In Thailand, population, 69,799,978 (https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/thailand-population/) the latest figures on the fatalities:

“Bangkok: Thailand reported 6 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Friday, May 01 taking its tally to 2,960 infections while fatalities remained at 54 since the outbreak began in January.” (https://dhammafootsteps.com/2020/05/01/covid-19-connectedness/)

54!!! Wow!!! Now let’s see … 54 over 69,799,978 … A staggering 0.000077364%!!!

Keep panicking folks.

p.s. Don’t wait for these figures to be featured in your local “news”.

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on May 2, 2020, in Not A Poem At All and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m not taking any of the stats reported as anything more than trends … here in the US there is so little testing available it is impossible to scope the proportion infected. Death counts are real, though possibly under-reported due to delays and uncounted at-home endings. But agreed – panic is not constructive – patience is my goal (along with continued breathing) …

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    • “I’m not taking any of the stats reported as anything more than trends”

      Very sensible I think, Jazz. One can never be completely sure whether any particular statistic is being under- or over-counted. And even though deaths are relatively easy to count there remains the question of whether a death has actually been caused to this virus. Very very muddy waters. I was/am hoping to lessen the uncertainty and panic much of the various media are constantly fanning. Good luck with both the patience and the breathing. 😀

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